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July 07, 2011

Tax issues for nonprofits discussed

Laguna Beach nonprofits are invited to a free seminar on pitfalls regarding sales tax, raffles, lotteries and unrelated business income sponsored by the Laguna Beach Seniors and Laguna Beach Community Foundation from 3:30 to 5 p.m. July 18 at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St.

Accountant Robert Gamez will moderate, and two representatives of the California State Board of Equalization will discuss the issues and the need for sales tax reporting by nonprofits. The panel will also review 990 rules and bookkeeping.

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For more information, visit http://www.lagunabechcommunityfoundation.org.

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Vets, 'Mr. Laguna,' tribute dinner set

A tribute dinner for veterans and a special tribute to Harry Lawrence, known as "Mr. Laguna" for his many contributions to Laguna Beach, will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 21 at the Laguna Beach Woman's Club, 286 St. Ann's Drive.

Service people who have returned from deployment or who are heading to service will be admitted free. The event is being organized by Lawrence's wife, Zahide Lawrence.

Community members are invited to donate a minimum of $20 toward a memorialization on the Remembrance Wall at the VFW Post 5868. To donate and make a reservation, call Arnie Silverman, senior vice commander, at (949) 643-5534, or Bill Kremer at (949) 494-8616.

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Katsuya opens at former Hush site

Katsuya, a new restaurant in Laguna Beach, will hold its grand opening Friday at 858 S. Coast Hwy. The restaurant is in the former location of Hush, and will offer sushi and other Japanese fare.

The restaurant is the sixth collaboration between Sam Nazarian, French designer Philippe Starck and master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi, according to a press release. Local architect Morris Skenderian & Associates helped develop the site.

The restaurant will open for lunch July 25. For more information, visit sbe.com.

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Faith communities invited to view film

St. Mary's Episcopal Church is screening the documentary film "Out of Cordoba" from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church, 428 Park Ave. The film is about the Spanish city of Cordoba and details the life stories of a Muslim and a Jew, Averroes and Moses Maimodindes, respectively, who were religious leaders in their time. Director Jacob Bender will lead a discussion after the movie. Admission is free. For information, call Rev. Elizabeth Rechter at (949) 494-3542.

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'The Deck' opens at Pacific Edge

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